Medical Resources

Iconic Image _Vector Voyage_Medical TravelAs recently as a 2013 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), Costa Rica ranked ahead of the United States in terms of quality healthcare systems” states Bill Cook, Director of International Patient Services Training at the Medical Tourism Association, “in addition to critical care procedures more elective procedures that include cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic surgery are top drawer.

Many patients are being treated at Hospital Clinica Biblica, a Joint Commission International accredited facility considered to be one of the top medical tourism hospitals in the region. While cost is a primary factor in the decision process”, Cook says, “Foreign patients often prefer the personalized attention and superb care they receive”.

There seems to be a consensus that the cost differential between the Northern Hemisphere and Costa Rica for elective and prescribed medical procedures is oftentimes 50-80% less in Costa Rica.